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Natural Sun Tanning Oil

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30,85 €

The best natural tanning oils with the highest possible SPF 25-40 !!! 

Before going out in the sun let's remember some sun safety tips that will protect your skin from sun damage.

And the all too familiar story goes like this: increase your fluid intake during hot summer days in order to restore lost water and electrolytes caused by sweating, avoid sun exposure from 11a.m. to 5p.m. especially children and the elderly.   

Diet also plays a very important role in preparing the skin for sun exposure. Choose fruits and vegetables rich in antioxidants and foods rich in beta carotene like mango, watermelon, apricot, spinach, broccoli, squashes and especially carrots. 

Aside from carotenoids lycopene is another nutrient proven to increase your skin's own sun protection. Best sources of lycopene are tomatoes, watermelon, pink grapefruit, papaya and guava. 

A recommended daily intake of lycopene is 8-10 mg which can be easily obtained from only 100g tomato sauce! Consuming lycopene-rich foods protects against sunburn and sun-induced skin ageing. 

Mother nature in her wisdom saves the best for the summer period and provides us with fruits that have the highest antioxidant capacity: raspberries, blueberries, grapes, blackberries, blackcurrants, sour cherries and strawberries, preferably eaten raw or as juice with no extra sugar or food additives. 

CHILEAN RASPBERRY SEED oil has the ability to absorb UVB rays (290-320mm) i UVC rays (100-290mm), and an ESTIMATED natural SPF of 25-40. Due to a high content of vitamin E (560mg/ 100g) it possesses a strong antioxidant activity, whereas the fatty acids in its ingredients act as anti-inflammatory agents. It is therefore suitable for all skin types that require extra care, for treatment of wrinkles, stretch marks, eczema, dermatitis and inflammatory skin conditions in general. 

It offers sun protection against the full UV spectrum (UV-A, B and C). UV-B is the main type of radiation responsible for cell damage. The cold pressed Chilean raspberry oil protects against UV-B spectrum as effectively as titanium dioxide, with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 28 to 50. 

This oil can be applied pure or diluted with other oils or in form of emulsion formulations (cream, body lotions, lip balms). You need around 35ml of the oil mixture or emulsion preparation to cover the entire body. If you reduce the amount you will decrease the level of sun protection.

 

CHILEAN HAZELNUT – The oil contains uncommon fatty acids: iso-palmitic acid (omega-5, ca. 20%), up to 10% of iso-oleic acid (omega-6), 30-40% of oleic acid, up to 10% of linoleic acid and high level of tocotrienol (a form of vitamin E), all of which protect the skin cells from damage caused by ultraviolet radiation.

Quickly absorbed it nourishes and softens the skin. It is mostly used to take care of dry to combination skin. Its estimated natural SPF value ranges from 10-30. 

These are two light oils that absorb fairly quickly and are appropriate for skin care of all skin types. 

BURITI OIL is extremely rich in carotenoids (it has 5 times more beta-carotene than carrot ), that have antioxidant power and protect from harmful effects of UV rays. Also, buriti oil absorbs a good deal of light in the UV spectrum, and therefore can be used in sunscreen products. Furthermore, it neutralizes the effects of free radicals that cause skin damage and speed up the skin ageing process. Last but not least, if  you use buriti oil in aftersun skin care you will extend the life of your bronze glow. 

Buriti oil is mainly used in sunscreen products (because of its ability to absorb UV rays), but also plays a significant role in nourishing and regenerating tired and toneless skin. It improves skin elasticity and fights the appearance of wrinkles. When used in after sun products it restores UV damaged skin and helps ease sunburn pain and inflammation.  

TAMANU OIL (Calophyllum Oil) (calophyllum inophyllum) and sunbathing: while studying herbal remedies for photoprotection, Tim Kapsner, senior research assistant at Aveda Corporation, and his associates noticed that one ingredient has a great ability of UV absorption and photoprotection (with simultaneous anti-inflammatory effect) – tamanu oil. 

This tree was once considered a sacred tree by the tropical people, and it has been an important part of Pacific island folk medicine. Its traditional use covered a wide range of skin disorders and conditions, from superficial burns, cuts, abrasions, insect bites and stings, to neuralgia and fissures. Polynesian women use it to promote healthy blemish-free skin, and to treat and prevent diaper rash in their infants. 

The oil has a rich texture, an intense colour and a pleasant aroma. It soothes skin, helps relieve pain and redness from sunburn, also different rashes and itching. It works really well to hydrate your skin and it helps boost skin cell regeneration due to its strong anti-inflammatory activity. Traditionally it has been used to treat rheumatism, eczema and inflammatory skin conditions. It promotes wound healing, with a mild antimicrobial activity. In combination with other essential oils it can have antiviral properties. It doesn't cause irritation of the mucous membrane and is therefore suitable for use on sensitive genital areas. 

JOJOBA is really not an oil but a liquid wax. It is nearly odourless and colourless. Its chemical structure closely resembles that of your own skin sebum, and because of this it is effective for treating acne and balancing the production of sebum. Because it contains myristic fatty acid jojoba is a desirable ingredient in skincare products used on inflamed and irritated skin. It is an excellent moisturizer for all skin types, it stabilizes the skin's natural pH and regenerates the skin. It is an essential ingredient that should be included when maintaining a skin care regimen that improves skin elasticity and suppleness. 

APPLICATION AND THE DECLARED SPF LEVEL OF PROTECTION: Please take into consideration that when applying any type of sunscreen it is recommended to apply it generously. In order to be safe in the sun you need roughly 35ml of lotion/cream to adequately cover all exposed body parts. Should you use half of this amount you will not get half of the declared SPF level of protection but rather a square root of the SPF value, which in practice means that if you apply half of the recommended amount of lotion with an SPF of 50, you will end up having SPF 7 level of protection on your skin! Due to lack of research on UV absorption mechanism of suntan oils, it is recommended that you follow principles of lotion/cream application. 

Skin types: 

Complete regeneration of the skin takes 4 to 6 weeks. Depending upon level of sensitivity and reactivity of the skin to sunlight, we can divide skin types into 4 basic categories.

- Skin type 1 is exceptionally fair, clear or with freckles. Since it is very sun sensitive, one needs to use SPF of 20-30.

- Skin type 2 is light and prone to sunburns. The recommended SPF is 12-15.

- Skin type 3 is dark, has normal protective response to the sun and it rarely burns. The recommended SPF is 10.

- Skin type 4 is Mediterranean skin type. It is slightly sensitive to sun and it hardly ever burns. The recommended SPF is 4-6.

The UV index announced in weather forecasts predicts UV intensity levels and provides a daily forecast of the expected risk of overexposure to the sun. The UV index between 0 and 2 indicates a low risk of overexposure. Values 3 and 4 are considered a low UV index, whereas 5 and 6 a moderate UV index. The real danger comes from a high UV index (7 to 9) and a very high UV index 10+. These situations require taking all precautions, which means avoid the sun from 11a.m. to 4p.m., wear a very broad hat, wear sunglasses and use sunscreen, and keep young children out of the sun completely. Beach sand may reflect up to 25% of UV rays thus increasing the overall exposure by 25%. 95% of the UV radiation penetrates into the water and 50% of the UV rays penetrate as deep as 3 meters. 

UVA rays directly affect mobilization of melanin from the skin and are responsible for tanning as well as phototoxic damage because they affect the connective tissue under the skin where they can alter the structural appearance of elastic and collagen fibers, which then accelerates the skin ageing process. Because they penetrate so deep into the skin they can cause DNA damage that may lead to skin cancer. 

UVB rays are responsible for erythema (redness of the skin) and work as a catalyst for the increased production of melanin. They penetrate into the deeper skin layers, which can cause hyperkeratosis, that is, thickening and roughness of the skin. Melanin is produced deep inside the skin in the form of tiny pigment granules and it takes up to 5 days to travel to the surface of the skin. 

  • Sweet almond oil, jojoba oil, buriti il, tamanu oil, chilean raspberry seed oil, chilean hazelnut oil.
Natural Sun Tanning Oil <p>The best natural tanning oils with the highest possible SPF 25-40 !!!<span style="line-height: 1.2em;"> </span></p> <p>Before going out in the sun let's remember some sun safety tips that will protect your skin from sun damage.</p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.2em;">And the all too familiar story goes like this: increase your fluid intake during hot summer days in order to restore lost water and electrolytes caused by sweating, avoid sun exposure from 11a.m. to 5p.m. especially children and the elderly.  </span><span style="line-height: 1.2em;"> </span></p> <p>Diet also plays a very important role in preparing the skin for sun exposure. Choose fruits and vegetables rich in antioxidants and foods rich in beta carotene like mango, watermelon, apricot, spinach, broccoli, squashes and especially carrots.<span style="line-height: 1.2em;"> </span></p> <p>Aside from carotenoids lycopene is another nutrient proven to increase your skin's own sun protection. Best sources of lycopene are tomatoes, watermelon, pink grapefruit, papaya and guava.<span style="line-height: 1.2em;"> </span></p> <p>A recommended daily intake of lycopene is 8-10 mg which can be easily obtained from only 100g tomato sauce! Consuming lycopene-rich foods protects against sunburn and sun-induced skin ageing.<span style="line-height: 1.2em;"> </span></p> <p>Mother nature in her wisdom saves the best for the summer period and provides us with fruits that have the highest antioxidant capacity: raspberries, blueberries, grapes, blackberries, blackcurrants, sour cherries and strawberries, preferably eaten raw or as juice with no extra sugar or food additives.<span style="line-height: 1.2em;"> </span></p> <p><strong>CHILEAN RASPBERRY SEED oil</strong> has the ability to absorb UVB rays (290-320mm) i UVC rays (100-290mm), and an ESTIMATED natural SPF of 25-40. Due to a high content of vitamin E (560mg/ 100g) it possesses a strong antioxidant activity, whereas the fatty acids in its ingredients act as anti-inflammatory agents. It is therefore suitable for all skin types that require extra care, for treatment of wrinkles, stretch marks, eczema, dermatitis and inflammatory skin conditions in general.<span style="line-height: 1.2em;"> </span></p> <p>It offers sun protection against the full UV spectrum (UV-A, B and C). UV-B is the main type of radiation responsible for cell damage. The cold pressed Chilean raspberry oil protects against UV-B spectrum as effectively as titanium dioxide, with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 28 to 50.<span style="line-height: 1.2em;"> </span></p> <p>This oil can be applied pure or diluted with other oils or in form of emulsion formulations (cream, body lotions, lip balms). You need around 35ml of the oil mixture or emulsion preparation to cover the entire body. If you reduce the amount you will decrease the level of sun protection.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>CHILEAN HAZELNUT </strong>– The oil contains uncommon fatty acids: iso-palmitic acid (omega-5, ca. 20%), up to 10% of iso-oleic acid (omega-6), 30-40% of oleic acid, up to 10% of linoleic acid and high level of tocotrienol (a form of vitamin E), all of which protect the skin cells from damage caused by ultraviolet radiation.</p> <p>Quickly absorbed it nourishes and softens the skin. It is mostly used to take care of dry to combination skin. Its estimated natural SPF value ranges from 10-30.<span style="line-height: 1.2em;"> </span></p> <p>These are two light oils that absorb fairly quickly and are appropriate for skin care of all skin types.<span style="line-height: 1.2em;"> </span></p> <p><strong>BURITI OIL</strong> is extremely rich in carotenoids (it has 5 times more beta-carotene than carrot ), that have antioxidant power and protect from harmful effects of UV rays. Also, buriti oil absorbs a good deal of light in the UV spectrum, and therefore can be used in sunscreen products. Furthermore, it neutralizes the effects of free radicals that cause skin damage and speed up the skin ageing process. Last but not least, if  you use buriti oil in aftersun skin care you will extend the life of your bronze glow.<span style="line-height: 1.2em;"> </span></p> <p>Buriti oil is mainly used in sunscreen products (because of its ability to absorb UV rays), but also plays a significant role in nourishing and regenerating tired and toneless skin. It improves skin elasticity and fights the appearance of wrinkles. When used in after sun products it restores UV damaged skin and helps ease sunburn pain and inflammation. <span style="line-height: 1.2em;"> </span></p> <p><strong>TAMANU OIL </strong>(Calophyllum Oil) (calophyllum inophyllum) and sunbathing: while studying herbal remedies for photoprotection, Tim Kapsner, senior research assistant at Aveda Corporation, and his associates noticed that one ingredient has a great ability of UV absorption and photoprotection (with simultaneous anti-inflammatory effect) – tamanu oil.<span style="line-height: 1.2em;"> </span></p> <p>This tree was once considered a sacred tree by the tropical people, and it has been an important part of Pacific island folk medicine. Its traditional use covered a wide range of skin disorders and conditions, from superficial burns, cuts, abrasions, insect bites and stings, to neuralgia and fissures. Polynesian women use it to promote healthy blemish-free skin, and to treat and prevent diaper rash in their infants.<span style="line-height: 1.2em;"> </span></p> <p>The oil has a rich texture, an intense colour and a pleasant aroma. It soothes skin, helps relieve pain and redness from sunburn, also different rashes and itching. It works really well to hydrate your skin and it helps boost skin cell regeneration due to its strong anti-inflammatory activity. Traditionally it has been used to treat rheumatism, eczema and inflammatory skin conditions. It promotes wound healing, with a mild antimicrobial activity. In combination with other essential oils it can have antiviral properties. It doesn't cause irritation of the mucous membrane and is therefore suitable for use on sensitive genital areas.<span style="line-height: 1.2em;"> </span></p> <p><strong>JOJOBA</strong> is really not an oil but a liquid wax. It is nearly odourless and colourless. Its chemical structure closely resembles that of your own skin sebum, and because of this it is effective for treating acne and balancing the production of sebum. Because it contains myristic fatty acid jojoba is a desirable ingredient in skincare products used on inflamed and irritated skin. It is an excellent moisturizer for all skin types, it stabilizes the skin's natural pH and regenerates the skin. It is an essential ingredient that should be included when maintaining a skin care regimen that improves skin elasticity and suppleness.<span style="line-height: 1.2em;"> </span></p> <p>APPLICATION AND THE DECLARED SPF LEVEL OF PROTECTION: Please take into consideration that when applying any type of sunscreen it is recommended to apply it generously. In order to be safe in the sun you need roughly 35ml of lotion/cream to adequately cover all exposed body parts. Should you use half of this amount you will not get half of the declared SPF level of protection but rather a square root of the SPF value, which in practice means that if you apply half of the recommended amount of lotion with an SPF of 50, you will end up having SPF 7 level of protection on your skin! Due to lack of research on UV absorption mechanism of suntan oils, it is recommended that you follow principles of lotion/cream application.<span style="line-height: 1.2em;"> </span></p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Skin types:</span><span style="line-height: 1.2em;"> </span></p> <p>Complete regeneration of the skin takes 4 to 6 weeks. Depending upon level of sensitivity and reactivity of the skin to sunlight, we can divide skin types into 4 basic categories.</p> <p>- Skin type 1 is exceptionally fair, clear or with freckles. Since it is very sun sensitive, one needs to use SPF of 20-30.</p> <p>- Skin type 2 is light and prone to sunburns. The recommended SPF is 12-15.</p> <p>- Skin type 3 is dark, has normal protective response to the sun and it rarely burns. The recommended SPF is 10.</p> <p>- Skin type 4 is Mediterranean skin type. It is slightly sensitive to sun and it hardly ever burns. The recommended SPF is 4-6.</p> <p>The UV index announced in weather forecasts predicts UV intensity levels and provides a daily forecast of the expected risk of overexposure to the sun. The UV index between 0 and 2 indicates a low risk of overexposure. Values 3 and 4 are considered a low UV index, whereas 5 and 6 a moderate UV index. The real danger comes from a high UV index (7 to 9) and a very high UV index 10+. These situations require taking all precautions, which means avoid the sun from 11a.m. to 4p.m., wear a very broad hat, wear sunglasses and use sunscreen, and keep young children out of the sun completely. Beach sand may reflect up to 25% of UV rays thus increasing the overall exposure by 25%. 95% of the UV radiation penetrates into the water and 50% of the UV rays penetrate as deep as 3 meters.<span style="line-height: 1.2em;"> </span></p> <p>UVA rays directly affect mobilization of melanin from the skin and are responsible for tanning as well as phototoxic damage because they affect the connective tissue under the skin where they can alter the structural appearance of elastic and collagen fibers, which then accelerates the skin ageing process. Because they penetrate so deep into the skin they can cause DNA damage that may lead to skin cancer.<span style="line-height: 1.2em;"> </span></p> <p>UVB rays are responsible for erythema (redness of the skin) and work as a catalyst for the increased production of melanin. They penetrate into the deeper skin layers, which can cause hyperkeratosis, that is, thickening and roughness of the skin. Melanin is produced deep inside the skin in the form of tiny pigment granules and it takes up to 5 days to travel to the surface of the skin.<span style="line-height: 1.2em;"> </span></p>
30,85 €

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